Jewellery comprises of ornamental items worn as an adornment, including bangles, bracelets, rings, pendants, necklaces, and cufflinks; and other adornments worn for fashion, including tiaras, hairpins, headbands, toe rings and hair combs. Jewellery can also be attached to clothes or the human body. For a westerner, the word usually refers to ornamental ornaments. Historically, jewellery has been used as a currency – the exchange of something decorative for something more useful (in the case of rings), or a symbol of social status. Today, it’s more likely that jewellery is seen as an antique or heirloom than a currency. See website for more jewellery shop.
Antique gold fashion jewellery
The variety of jewellery available is staggering, ranging from simple trinkets hung on chains to elegant watches, from simple pieces of woodcarvings to finely crafted gold and silver adornments. Virtually anything can be made into jewellery; however, the most common types are gold and silver. Gold is easily fashioned into rings, pendants, necklaces and cufflinks, and is popular for creating all kinds of modern and vintage jewellery. Silver is often used in conjunction with gold to create intricate and highly decorative jewellery. Sometimes the two metals are combined to create a completely new design, such as with silver and diamonds, or with platinum in the case of pendant and bracelet designs.
The value of antique jewellery depends on a number of factors: the age of the piece, its rarity, craftsmanship and quality, its connection to the wearer and its location. Jewellery worn by celebrities and members of the upper echelon of society is more expensive than jewellery worn by people in more humble economic conditions. In time-honored tradition, an item of antique jewellery is considered quite valuable and is passed down from generation to generation within a family. A finely crafted piece of handmade jewellery can also have quite a monetary value, especially if it is very old or very rare. It is important to remember, however, that just because an antique piece is very old does not mean that it is necessarily worthless, and its value may only lie in the history that surrounds it rather than its current monetary value.